Athlete’s signature sneakers are a driving force of the industry, but it’s not everyday that a player gets to collab with a brand on a lifestyle silhouette. Tampa Bay’s Evan Longoria is about to become a rare exception to that rule. DSC00039_nok1ha

We’ve touched on New Balance’s deep MLB roster in the past, and now the brand looking to honor one of its best players with a special-edition 530. But instead of just pitching a few ideas and letting New Balance take care of the rest, Longoria worked closely with the brand to create a version that would complement his off-field style.

The Evan Longoria x New Balance 530 is composed of black pig skin and features black denim and perforated suede overlays. Inside, a sheep skin liner serves as a reference to baseball gloves, while the speckled midsole represents the infield of a baseball diamond.

Look out for this collab to hit stores like Private on May 30 for $160

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via Complex]